Dennis Eugene "Squeak" Swecker, 60, of Tiffin, died at 9:18 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo.
He was born Sept. 23, 1952, in Tiffin, to Lee and Loretta (Weinberger) Swecker. He married Elizabeth Distel July 24, 1981, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and she survives.
Other survivors include a sister, Jan (Al) Liskai of Fremont, and many adored nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents and two nephews, Darren Whitmer and Aaron Distel.
Dennis was a graduate of Columbian High School and attended Terra Community College. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Sanoh, Findlay, in the maintenance department. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and the AMVETS.
Dennis was an avid Harley Davidson fan and gardener. He had a passion for cooking and feeding family and friends.
Visitation with family and friends will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113. A wake service is at 3:30 p.m.
Prayers will be said 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at the funeral home, with the funeral Mass following at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Szybka. Burial will follow immediately in Seneca Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by the United Veterans' Council of Seneca County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca County United Veterans' Council in care of the funeral home.
To send condolences, for directions to the funeral home, or to view the Celebration of Life video, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.